M&C Saatchi Melbourne adds new creative duo to the team

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 17 May 2021
L to R: Josh Thompson, Jake Blood

M&C Saatchi Melbourne has further bolstered its creative offering, bringing art director Jake Blood and copywriter Josh Thompson on board.

Blood and Thompson have worked in agencies across Australia and New Zealand, picking up awards at Cannes, D&AD, Axis, AWARD and One Show.

Heading over to New Zealand at the start of 2018, they found success with clients such as Toyota, Sky Sport, Westpac and Pak'n Save.

Now back home in Australia, they hope to continue their run at M&C Saatchi, working on clients Origin Energy, Lexus, Racing Victoria, World Vision, and the Victorian Government, the Department of Health and more.

“I’m pumped to be back home in Melbourne and part of M&C Saatchi Melbourne team," Blood says.

"It’s been incredibly rewarding helping win new business and seeing the agency grow. The office is just 50 metres from the South Melbourne Dim Sim shop, which is also incredibly rewarding."

M&C Saatchi Melbourne executive creative director Emma Robins says the team are excited to finally have Blood and Thompson in the officer after working remotely for a while.

“Jake and Josh were just squares to us for a long time while they worked remotely from NZ," Robins says.

"But now they've finally arrived, and we've seen the rest of them, they're anything but.

"They're talented, good humans, who've been thrown in the Melbourne deep end, pitched their faces off and kept a smile on them all at the same time."

Since Michael McEwan took over the reins of M&C Saatchi Melbourne in late 2019, the business has won multiple accounts including the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 Response, Federal Government assignments, Origin Energy and World Vision.

It has also appointed a number of key leaders including Mike Hyde as head of strategy and Jayne Brady as business and operations director.

Last week, the agency also announced the appointment of two new group account directors, Nat Downes and Milly Scott, alongside Garth Moring as its first head of media.

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